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SOURCE: Mozhi Memari, used with permission.
The Marble Throne Veranda (Iwan Dar-ul-Hokumeh) is the product of Iranian masters of architecture, painting, stone carving, tile working, stucco, mirror work, enameling, wood working, and lattice work.
The Shah received people from various walks of life during official ceremonies on this throne veranda.
In 1806, Fath Ali Shah ordered stone cravers from Isfahan to make a throne from the famous marble of Yazd. It was placed in the middle of the Iwan. It appears that Iwan, older than the other parts of Historical Arg, is a Zand period monument, built during the reign of Karim Khan.
The architecture and ornaments of this veranda were further modified during the reigns of Fath Ali Shah and Nassereddin Shah.
The coronation of the Qajar kings, as well as various other official ceremonies, was performed from this Iwan. The last of these ceremonies was the Coronation of Reza Khan in 1925.
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